Tesla's Big Battery at Geelong, Victoria, caught fire earlier today. The responsible authority has since deployed fire firefighting teams there, and a warning for the locals has also been issued.
Ecosia has announced that Tuesday's search efforts have funded 5,000 new trees in California and an additional 7,500 trees in Byron Bay, Australia, where forests struggle to regenerate naturally.
Ecosia has said that all searches on July 27 will generate revenue that will go to Australia, Brazil, and the U.S. to help tackle wildfires that are being exacerbated by rising global temperatures.
The FBI and Australian law enforcement spearheaded an operation to bring down hundreds of serious criminals. The operation used an encrypted messaging app called ANoM which was run by the FBI.
Twitter Blue has officially debuted in Canada and Australia, where the monthly subscription costs CA$3.49 or AU$4.49. For that price, subscribers have access to features like undo tweets and more.
Google Maps Street View is now available across Sydney's trains and metro stations. Google's has also enhanced directions in these areas too so that commuters can follow the most efficient routes.
Quantum Brilliance will be deploying its quantum accelerator at the Pawsey Supercomputing Center in Perth in an industry first. The accelerator works at room temps and is based on synthetic diamonds.
Snap Inc and Oxford Economics have released a new report which says Gen Z will drive the economic recovery thank to their aptitude with technology. It said they'll also adopt AR first.
After blocking Australian users from accessing news for a week, Facebook has finally agreed to unblock news in the country after a discussion with the Australian government to make changes to the law.
Facebook will now block users and publishers in Australia from sharing and viewing Australian and international content. Elsewhere, sharing content from Australian publishers is also prohibited.
Google will now pay regional and independent publishers in Australia for curating their content as part of the News Showcase program and for giving access to their articles behind a paywall.
Last week, Google threatened to leave Australia if it is forced to pay media outlets. Following this, Microsoft had a meeting with the PM where it expressed the desire to fill the void left by Google.
Japan's Hayabusa-2 has dropped off a capsule containing samples from the asteroid Ryugu. The mission launched at the end of 2014 and arrived at Ryugu in 2018. It began returning in November 2019.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is now soliciting feedback from the public regarding Google's acquisition of Fitbit. The process will continue till December 9, 2020.
In an open letter, Google has slammed Australia for its proposed News Media Bargaining Code, claiming that it hurts free services and that it also places the search data of users at risk.
The modern-day reboot of Atari's 1977 gaming system is set to launch in Australia and New Zealand soon. Atari has partnered up with Bluemouth Interactive make this happen. Pre-orders start today.
Amazon has rolled out its anti-counterfeit tool, Project Zero, to several more countries. Brands can use Amazon Project Zero to enforce their intellectual property on the Amazon platform.
Australian Competition and Consumer has filed a case against the tech giant Google for failing to properly inform the customers and not getting their consent when expanding its personal data use.
Sony Europe has been issued a hefty $2.4 million fine by the Australian federal court. The penalty has been charged on the basis that Sony misled customers about their rights when demanding refunds.
Amazon has announced five new renewable energy projects. They will be built in China, Australia, and the United States. They will help Amazon reach its goal of using 80% renewable energy by 2024.
Plex and Endemol Shine Group have announced a partnership which will see more free content arrive on Plex. Films including Mr Bean will be available in a number of countries including the U.S. and UK.
After decreasing its streaming quality in Europe for 30 days due to increased internet traffic, Netflix is now taking the same steps in Australia, India, and some Latin American countries.
Ola has announced measures to assist drivers affected by the coronavirus. The measures include a fund that will see drivers paid their average daily income for the 14-day self-isolation period.
Ecosia has announced that it funded over 26,000 trees yesterday during its special event to help Australian wildlife recover from the recent bushfires that engulfed parts of the country for weeks.
Citing a significant transition to e-commerce, Bose will be closing down all its retail stores, numbering 119 in total, in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia, over the coming months.
Google has run afoul of Australia's competition regulator and is now facing a trial in Federal Court over alleged misrepresentations of how it collected and used location data from Android devices.
Microsoft will soon change the way it calculates bills for Azure customers in Australia by moving away from Australian dollar unit pricing and adopting pricing that is fixed against the US dollar.
Having served the Australian public for 66 years, the recently decommissioned 1194 talking clock service, known affectionately as "George", has now been faithfully recreated in online form.
Facebook is now hiding the total number of likes and reactions to a post, starting in Australia. The social networking giant says it aims to improve the users' sense of well-being.
Google will start rolling out Assignable reminders in the coming weeks to users in the U.S., U.K., and Australia who speak English. These reminders let you remind others about events.
Uber has launched Uber Pro to the rest of the United States, and for the first time in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Uber Pro offers rewards to dedicated drivers, such as savings on fuel.
It has been revealed that Yandex was attacked in October and November last year with Regin malware that is thought to be developed by Five Eyes nations including the United Kingdom and United States.
The popular anime streaming website, Crunchyroll, has announced that the price of its premium tier subscription will be increasing in several markets. The increase reflects the rising cost of content.
Twitter has announced that political advertisers in the EU, India, and Australia will have to become verified through a process before they can publish ads. Rules come into effect on March 11th.
Facebook and Airbus are working together to develop technology that would allow data connectivity to be beamed down to the Earth's surface from an Airbus drone in the stratosphere.
In a bid to clamp down on illegal mobile phone usage while driving, new mobile detection cameras will be tested in two New South Wales locations. A prior test recorded 11,000 infringements.
Nokia and the University of Technology Sydney have announced the Nokia 5G Skills Accelerator to help student gain skills needed for the future. It hopes to attract 1,000 students in 2019.
Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple will jointly throw their weight behind a lobbying effort to oppose Australia's proposed law seeking to gain access to encrypted data of suspected criminals.
Ericsson and Telstra have completed the deployment and testing of a narrowband IoT data connection in Australia, extending its 3GPP standards-based range limit from 40km to 100km.
There are some very desirable Xbox controllers out there in the wild but this PUBG "greaseproof" controller could take the cake. The controller is limited to just five pieces to the public.